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NRA expresses condolences to families of dead at Va. Tech, but withholds comments


St. Louis – The National Rifle Association board has expressed its condolences to the families of those who died at Virginia Tech University Monday.

The board is in St. Louis, following the group's annual convention.

The gathering drew more than 60,000 people.

In a prepared statement, the group sent its "deepest condolences to the families, and everyone else affected by this horrible tragedy." It said it would not comment further until "all the facts are known."

Security at the board meeting was tight, with former Secret Service agents providing security detail.

Former NRA President Bob Corbin declined to say what the slaying might mean for NRA's public image.